Happy Valentine’s

15Feb11

A friend of mine made this pic. Actually, I met him first at the Budapest Pride march 2 years ago.

Somehow it has become a routine to start debating before summer on the late-summer one afternoon long pride march. The question is always: will there be a pride march this year, or not?

Yesterday Mandiner was the first to publish the news about the decision of police which was made because of traffic reasons. Hírszerző wrote that this ‘traffic reason’ thing derives from the fact that the organizers of the pride march changed the route from the usual walk-along-Andrássy Avenue-and-that’s-all (map here) to walking along the avenue and then marching till Kossuth Square which is actually in front of the Parliament. But Kossuth Square was already requested by the Office of the National Assembly so the organizers set the end of the march to somewhere near Kossuth Square.

Later they got the news that the whole thing is banned.

I remember last year it was something like “because of security reasons” even in the last minute police shortened the Andrássy route to the half.

But to share some good news. A new party series kicks off in Budapest. Yay!!!
Namely, Friends of Pride Party ♥ you can find the event on Facebook.

A new party series begins for LGBT people and their friends this February. Its purpose is a joyful entertainment and to bring closer Budapest Pride to the hearts of everyone. The parties will be held in several places every month.

The first Friends of Pride party will be held in the Capella Café (1056 Budapest, Belgrád rakpart 23.) on 19th of February, where we will announce the date of the 16th Budapest Pride.

UPDATE: Happily, the police let the pride marchers to use the route they wanted. From Heroes’ Square to the Parliament.

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